Sherwood Forest Hospitals scoop Nursing Times award

SHERWOOD Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating success after picking up a top prize during this year’s Nursing Times Awards.

Teams were shortlisted in the Emergency and Critical Care, Continence Promotion and Care and Learning Disabilities Nursing categories, and went on to win highly commended for Learning Disabilities Nursing during the glitzy ceremony at London’s Hilton Hotel. 

The Learning Disabilities Nursing project was developed to improve end of life care for people with learning disabilities.

The project, jointly led by SFH and Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and also shortlisted for the Medipex NHS Innovation Awards, has a local focus across Nottinghamshire.

The project team has produced a number of resources to support end of life care including a DVD about receiving bad news, which raises awareness of how to support someone with a learning disability.

Susan Bowler, Executive Nurse Director for SFH said: “Our ambition is to offer world class healthcare to our patients and we are delighted to once again received national recognition.

“This latest accolade is a testimony to our fantastic staff who strive to really make a difference to people’s lives.

“We are very proud of the staff within our disability learning service – they truly deserve the national acclaim and recognition afforded to them in these prestigious awards.